Bio::AnnotatableI - the base interface an annotatable object must implement


    use Bio::SeqIO;
    # get an annotatable object somehow: for example, Bio::SeqI objects
    # are annotatable
    my $seqio = Bio::SeqIO->new(-fh => \*STDIN, -format => 'genbank');
    while (my $seq = $seqio->next_seq()) {
        # $seq is-a Bio::AnnotatableI, hence:
        my $ann_coll = $seq->annotation();
        # $ann_coll is-a Bio::AnnotationCollectionI, hence:
        my @all_anns = $ann_coll->get_Annotations();
        # do something with the annotation objects


This is the base interface that all annotatable objects must implement. A good example is Bio::Seq which is an AnnotableI object.


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The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _


 Title   : annotation
 Usage   : $obj->annotation($newval)
 Function: Get the annotation collection for this annotatable object.
 Example : 
 Returns : a Bio::AnnotationCollectionI implementing object, or undef
 Args    : on set, new value (a Bio::AnnotationCollectionI
           implementing object, optional) (an implementation may not
           support changing the annotation collection)

See Bio::AnnotationCollectionI